In a world facing a growing water crisis, conflicts regarding water sharing and environmental issues are expected to grow, especially in transboundary river basins, where 40% of the world's population lives. This book represents one of the first attempts to bring together methodologies and analytical tools from socio-economic, international policy, engineering, and water management specialists dealing with transboundary water resources. The book is divided into three parts. Part I introduces state--of-the-art concepts in institutional policy and conflict analysis. Part II presents engineering approaches and models for transboundary water management and conflict resolution. Part III analyzes cases in international river basins and enclosed seas.
1: Institutional Considerations.- To Part 1.- I: Institutional Analysis, Hydrodiplomacy, and Negotiation Strategies.- I.1 A Conceptual Framework for the Institutional Analysis of Transboundary Water Resources Management: Theoretical Perspectives.- I.2 Hydrodiplomacy and Dispute Resolution in Private Water Resources Conflicts.- I.3 Negotiation Strategies in Transboundary Water Disputes.- II: Examples of Policy Schemes and International Treaties.- II. 1 A Transboundary Water Management Organization: The International Commission for the Protection of the Elbe River.- II.2 Transboundary Water Resources Management in the Baltic States.- II.3 The Projected Impact of the North American Free Trade Agreement on Transboundary Water Management Between Mexico and the U.S.A..- II.4 Transboundary Water Resources Mangement in the Upper Rio Grande Basin.- II.5 A Watershed and Ecosystem Approach for Transboundary Wastewater Management in the Tijuana River Catchment.- 2: Engineering Planning and Management.- to Part 2.- III: Risk Analysis and Compromise Decision Making in Water Disputes.- III. 1 Engineering Risk Analysis in Transboundary Water Resources Management.- III.2 Conflict Analysis Using Multiple Criterion Decision Making Under Uncertainty.- III.3 Strategic and Tactical Transboundary Water Allocation Under Climatic Uncertainty: the Case of the Upper Rio Grande Basin, USA.- IV: Applications of the Engineering Approach.- IV. 1 The Upper Rhine Along the German-French Border: Problems and Solutions in Water Resources and Ecology.- IV.2 Conflict Resolution Between Two Riparian Countries: A Case Study About a Hydropower Conflict.- IV.3 Operation and Management of the Lake Ontario - St. Lawrence River System: Present and Future Options.- IV.4 Evaluation of the Discrimination Capability of Criteria by MCQA and Application to an Austrian Water Resources Planning Case.- 3: Current Practices and operational Examples.- to Part 3.- V: Water Management in Major International River Basins and Enclosed Seas.- V.1 From Recognition Towards Implementation: The Danube River Basin Environmental Program.- V.2 Pollution Monitoring Problems of Large International Rivers: the Danube.- V.3 Water Quality Monitoring, Modeling and Protection Projects in the Czech Republic.- V.4 Organic and Inorganic Micropollutants in the Danube River Along the Slovak-Hungarian Border.- V.5 Transboundary Exchanges and Control of Nutrients on the Danube River and Its Main Tributaries Between Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria, Ukraine and Moldavia.- V.6 Management and Protection of the Black Sea Environment: An International Approach.- V.7 The Aral Sea Crisis: A Great Challenge in Transboundary Water Resources Management.- VI: Transboundary Water Management in Regional River Basins.- VI.1 Interbalkan Cooperation in Solving Interstate Water Resources Problems: the Case of the Vardar/Axios River Basin.- VI.2 Management Problems of Transboundary Rivers Between Bulgaria and Greece.- VI.3 Current Status of the Anthropogenic Impact on the Bulgarian Part of the Mesta/Nestos Transboundary River.- VI.4 Water Quality Assessment of the Greek Part of the Nestos/Mesta River.- VI.5 Transboundary Water Issues Between Greece-Bulgaria and Turkey: the Case of the Meric/Evros River.- VI.6 Regional Water Transfers and Drought Management Strategies.- VI.7 Transregional Environmental Problems in the Tyumen Region and the Bashkortostan Republic, Russia.